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UPDATE: Hwy 1 through Big Sur reopens after rockfall cleanup

The closure extends from Ragged Point to Deetjen's Big Sur Inn.
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Posted at 9:06 AM, Dec 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-23 12:39:05-05

UPDATE (9:39 a.m.) - Hwy 1 reopened Thursday morning following an overnight closure, which stopped traffic from 9 p.m. until 9:15 a.m.

Officials say crews were able to remove the rocks and debris in the road.
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Roughly 45 miles of Hwy 1 along the Big Sur coastline are closed to traffic while crews remove fallen rocks and debris.

Caltrans District 5 officials announced the initial closure Wednesday night. Thursday morning, the agency said that there is no estimated time for reopening.

Crews will be at work during daylight hours and will assess the road's condition before reopening the area.

The same section of Hwy 1 was closed earlier this month so crews could clear the road as heavy rain moved through the area.

Cones, barricades and signs are in place at both ends of the closure to warn drivers in the area.